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Oct 2, 2012 2:00pm PDT
campos? present. is president chiu? present. elsbernd present. farrell absent. kim present. supervisor mar? mar present. supervisor olague? olague present. supervisor wiener? wiener present. mr. president, you have a quorum. >> thank you. colleagues, given the fact our colleague supervisor farrell and his wife just had a baby, kane farrell who clocked in at 9 pounds 8 ounces if we could have a notion to excuse supervisor farrell today. without objection, he shall be excused. ladies and gentlemen, would you please join us in the pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands; one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> unless a member would like to discuss an item it shall be severed and considered separately. >> colleaguesv, any items to be severed? roll call on items 1, through 3. >> supervisor olague? olague aye. wiener aye. supervisor average los? avalos? aye. campos aye. chiu aye. supervisor chu aye. supervisor kim aye. supervisor mar aye. there are 10 ayes. >> the item is p
Oct 9, 2012 3:00pm PDT
the official misconduct charges. >> president chiu: thank you. supervisor kim. >> supervisor kim: thank you. and, madam clerk city attorney, i appreciate your articulating the test because i think for me personally it's important either to develop a bright line rule or a test to guide future decisions when you use this tool of removal. and so you had articulated that under the test that either, one, that you used your office to commit this misconduct, or, two, that the relationship test, i agree with you i think that if you agree that this is the test, that the relation test would make it clear what is and what is not official misconduct. but then if i use your test, then any misdemeanor that our sheriff pleads to is official misconduct. is that correct? >> no, not necessarily. any misdemeanor that the sheriff pleads to would relate to the duties of his office, right? but the relationship to the duties of his office standing alone is not enough to underpin a finding of official misconduct. he also must be a public officer at the time of the conduct, and the conduct must be wrongful behavior
Oct 7, 2012 7:45pm EDT
a second life. thank you. >> thank you. >> panelists include author melanie kirkpatrick and joseph kim, one of the people profiled in her book escape from north korea discuss the experiences of country. this event is about an hour for 10 minutes. hud >> after an welcome to theso hudson institute's book form to celebrate the publication of escape from the korea, the untold story of an underground railroad by senior i'm ken, president andceo of fellow like to welcome the audience watching at home and especially thank the friends at c-span for covering the event today. there were a couple of guests whom i would like to ak nog. -- acknowledge the counsel general of south korea and new york ambassador. i would like to -- [applause] i would like to acknowledge the presence of the japanese deputy counsel general in new york. [applause] in addition, i would like note the presence of several hudson institute trustees or vice chair, and the trustee jack david, as a special interest in the book as he was the first person to tread and he is married to the author. [laughter] we were grateful for jack's
Oct 11, 2012 4:00am PDT
kim, present. supervisor mar, present. supervisor olague, present. response wiener, present. mr. president, all members are present. >> president chiu: ladies and gentlemen, please join us in the pledge of allegiance. madam clerk, do we have any communications? >> clerk calvillo: there are no communications. >> president chiu: if you could read three items related to the official misconduct hearing. >> clerk calvillo: item 1 the board of supervisors sitting as a commission of the who will for a public hearing on the san francisco ethics commission related to charges of official misconduct presented by mayor edwin lee against sheriff ross mirkarimi. item 2 is the motion sustaining motion of official misconduct. in the three is not to sustain the -- of official misconduct. >> president chiu: why don't we start with a couple of housekeeping items. we have a number of individuals unable to join us due to the capacity of this room. there are at this moment at least three overroom rooms, room 263, 273, and on the fourth floor room 416 upstairs. through the course of this afternoon and
Oct 11, 2012 5:00am PDT
misdemeanor conviction relates to the duties of the sheriff as a law enforcement officer. >> supervisor kim: so then you're adding to the test then the second portion of your test would be a relationship test, plus the ethics commission would have to determine that it falls below the standard of decency for that office. >in relationship to the sheriff's office, but if we were to assume that it is standards in relationship to your specific office, for the sheriff, it would be the relationship to his office, plus the -- what common sense would judge as falling before the standard of decency? this is where i get stuck is when does it fall below the standard of decency? a dui could be -- as a misdemeanor. you didn't hurt anyone per se, but you could have. you could have killed someone on the road, right? so i guess that's where i would like more clarity. when does it fall below the standard of decency for the sheriff, if we were to argue that there are standards? >> well, the mayor submitted the testimony of an expert, this person was the chief -- is william -- the chief of police of the san di
Oct 20, 2012 9:30am PDT
tenants by knowing the two-year history of the unit. i thank supervisors kim and campos for introducing this legislation and i wanted to take this opportunity to ask everyone who worked and support this legislation to please stand up and be recognized. thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you, mr. reed >> hello. my name is mr. barros and live in an sro and we had an outbreak in the building. no new movie-ins basically their rooms were infested and the management actually moved the people knowing that it was infested. the two prior tenants basically left because of that situation. as for myself i had sleepness night because of this. i'm on administrative leave without pay right now from my job, due to the fact that i had bed bugs and i got treatment basically i'm waiting for the final inspection from the health inspector. so that is not until november 1st. so all together this is going to basically be about close to two months for me. basically being without work. and that hinders me personally. when i first got the bed bugs in my room, basically i called management. management came in -
Oct 14, 2012 8:15am EDT
-- brought you. >> melanie kirkpatrick and joseph kim, one of the people profiled in her boat, "escape from north korea" to discuss the experiences of north koreans who fled the country. this book is about an hour and 15 minutes. >> did after nine welcome to the hudson institution new york book forum to celebrate the publication of "escape from north korea: the untold story of asia's underground railroad." by senior fellow, melanie kirkpatrick. i am ken weinstein, president and ceo of hudson institute and i also like to welcome our audience watching at home on booktv and i also want to especially thank our friends at c-span for covering today's event. there are a couple of guests present today whom i would like to acknowledge. the council general of south korea in new york, ambassador song at who is here. [applause] and i'd also like to knowledge the president said the japanese deputy counsel general in new york. [applause] in addition it also like to note the presence of several hudson institute trustees, vice chair and jack david who is a special interest in this book as he was the first
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Oct 6, 2012 8:00pm PDT
stacia o'grady and kim strassel. dan, how important was this debate for mitt romney's candidacy. >> it was not only very important for mitt romney's candidacy, paul, it was very important for us. i think he both rescued his candidacy and rescued the election. and quite honestly, the election to this point was kind of boring. it was boring because both candidates in different ways were making it boring. the president, and there have been reports, was kind of coasting through, thinking he had no real competition from mitt romney. and romney was out there basically, expressioning conservative platitudes without elaborating on them. we get to the debate and what mitt romney does is answer the two things i think most voters were looking for, why do you think that barack obama's presidency failed and what ways have he failed it. and what would you propose alternatives, and better than president obama does? >> he did both of those, went right at the obama record and something the president declined to talk about himself and went deep on his tax policy and his health policy, so he put s
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
their guarded stance. a top official addressed the u.n. general assembly on monday for the first time since kim jong-un took power. he said the new leader opened the door to a near era, but it's hard to know what's happening inside north korea. even when you go there separating reality from ruse can be difficulty. >> we've been visiting the north korean capital pyongyang since saturday. we went to a popular new attraction on tuesday. staff at this aquarium say this dolphin show started in the summer. the highlights is a dance sequence involving a woman and dolphins. the performance is the first of its kind in north korea. >> translator: it's great fun. >> translator: it's the first time i've seen the dolphins up close. it was exciting. >> excitement and fun is what the new leader is promoting of kim jong-un created a government agency responsible for overseeing theme parks. experts say he's trying to define himself as a caring leader. the idea is simple. children, adults, even uniformed soldiers who flock to popular spots have a good time, then think of kim. >> translator: it's great. >> transl
Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm PDT
assembly monday for the first time since kim jong-un took power. he says the new leader has opened the door to a new era. but it is hard to know what's really happening inside north korea and when you get there, separating reality from ruse can be difficult. >> reporter: we've been visiting the north korean capital, pyongyang, since saturday. we went to a popular new attraction on tuesday. staff at this aquarium say this dolphin show started in the summer. the highlight is a dance sequence involving a woman and dolphins. the performance is the first of its kind in north korea. >> translator: it's a great fun. >> translator: it's the first time i've seen the dolphins up close. it was exciting. >> reporter: excitement and fun are what the country's new leader seems to be promoting. kim jong-un created a government agency responsible for overseeing theme parks. experts say he's trying to define himself as a caring leader. the idea is simple. children, adults, even uniformed soldiers who flock to popular spots have a good time, then think of kim. >> translator: it's great. >> marshall kim john
Oct 9, 2012 10:30pm PDT
$>Ñ4s sheriff is guilty of official misconduct >> president chiu: supervisor kim. >> supervisoríyw want to repeat the points that manyrv) of my colleagues have been making tonight. but i did just want to say that""y )z was personally upset to see some members of our public criticize and> berate some of our domestic violence advocates that came out+eoañ today. i think that that was unfortunate and it was incredibly inappropriate. i think!íuyu that people are entitled to their opinions and just as your opinion is respected in this room ióc!<÷ think you should respect those of others. i think domestic violence is anhm0 incredibly sensitive issue. because of that we have to have a higher level ofiykó morality and ethics whether we have a discussion about what constitutes domestichhx+t violence. but i'm going to speak just to the issue that is before us i think that the board of supervisors is being asked to do four┐q things. one is to address the timing issue. when, atgta commitojaqs official misconduct.
Oct 12, 2012 1:00pm PDT
that there -- >> supervisor kim: can i clarify that because i really want to understand the test as you understand it. >> okay. >> supervisor kim: so if it is the second prong of your test, the relationship test, that you said merely the relationship test is not enough because any misdemeanor relates to the duties of the sheriff's office. so it would be a relationship test, plus what the mayor and the ethics commission, and what we deem as falling below the standard of decency, and that is a case-by-case basis. >> yes, that's correct. and you would be guided by the standard of professional conduct that is specific to the office that the elected official holds. so it would be different for example for the tax collector and the sheriff. >> supervisor kim: let's keep the the tax collector out. if we are going to say that there're standards, which i'm not sure i agree with but if we agree it's standards relating to your specific office, specifically the sheriff's office, how do i delineate when it falls below the standards of decency? so what can guide us in the future when it's not a domestic violence? what can
Oct 16, 2012 3:30pm PDT
. >> supervisor kim. >> is a simple amendment to the legislationings that created the tax exclusion citizen advisory committee. in the original legislation, we had only established staggered terms for six of the 11 members and this legislation simply assigns all eleven members to staggered two and four-year terms. i appreciate your support. thank you. >> colleagues roll call on this item. >> supervisor elsbernd? >> elsbernd aye. >> supervisor farrell aye. >> supervisor kim? >> kim aye. >> supervisor mar, marr aye. >> supervisor olague. >> olague aye. >> supervisor wiener. >> aye. >> supervisor avalos? >> aye. >> supervisor campos? >> campos aye. >> president chiu. >> chue aye. >> supervisor chu. >> aye. >> supervisor cohen, aye, >> there are eleven ayes. >> item 29 a motion appointing annemarie fortier, susana russo and sharie o'neill, >> same house, same call. >> motion approved item 30. >> motion appointing paul giussi to the graffiti advisory board. >> same house, same call, item approved. >> >> item 31 is approved. >> item 32 is a motion appointing bruce oka
Oct 18, 2012 2:00pm PDT
. they did nothing. they threw out all of their belongings. i support supervisor kim's proposed legislation because it would provide a curriculum for property manners to know messengers managers to know what to do -- [speaker not understood] thank you. >> thank you; >> hi. >> translator: supervisor, my name is bing long tam and live in chinatown. also my father-in-law is in chinatown sro, too. my father-in-law's building had this bed bug infestation. when he goes to bed, all the bed bugs come out at night. so he got bitten pretty badly all over the neck, the head. he reported to the manager. the manager just did a real routine thing about the bed bugs. so my father-in-law went to chinatown cdc for help. so that was brought to the attention of the health department. so he couldn't even sleep well at night. so we are really hopeful that the legislation will help people to understand how they are treated and get better. we are living in a pretty bad situation once you have bed bugs. so we hope that we could get this legislation done really fast, so things will get better for us. we tha
Oct 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
elsbernd? elsbernd present. supervisor farrell? farrell present. supervisor kim? kim present. supervisor mar? mar present. supervisor olague? olague present. supervisor wiener? wiener present. mr. president, you have a quorum. >> thank you. colleagues, could we have a motion to excuse hrchu? motion by supervisor campos, seconded by supervisor olague without objection, she shall be excused. ladies and gentlemen, please join me in the pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands; one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> colleagues, we have our september 13th and september 25th, 2012 board meeting minutes. could i have a motion to approve those minutes? motion by supervisor cohen, second by supervisor campos, without objection those meetings are approved. madam clerk, are there 012a communications? >> there are no communications, mr. president. >> can you read our consent agenda? >> items 1 and 2 comprise the consent agenda. these items are considered routine, however ah matter
Oct 7, 2012 5:45am EDT
of the participates in the drama. the refugee, one of whom joseph kim is here with us today. one of only about 175 north korea refugees that made it to the united states in safety. she tells the story through the eyes of the workers on the underground railroad largely people involved in christian relief organizations both here in the united states and in northeastern china who work and at great risk to their own lives trying to open up a channel for north creern refugees to escape. north korea, as you know, is probably the most repressive regime in the world at this stage. it is a place where millions of north korea citizens have literally been starved by an intelligencal government policy over the last ten to fifteen years. it's a place that houses and has housed for well over a decade of serious of -- concentration camps where political prisoners are tortured, sometimes executed for crimes no more serious than listening to a foreign radio broadcast. , reading a bible or disrespecting a picture of the dear leader. it's really a chilling book and it's a book that should be must read for anyone who
Oct 28, 2012 10:00am PDT
religion? >>> and this breast cancer awareness month, kim lawton talks with evangelical author and speaker joni eareckson tada about her battle with cancer. >>> also, muslim children in virginia learning about the hajj by pretending to make the pilgrage themselves. >>> welcome, i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. more than 3 million muslims from around the world traveled to mecca this week for the hajj, the annual pilgrimage all able muslims are called upon to perform once in their lifetime. pilgrims take part in a series of rituals that recall events from the lives of abraham and the prophet muhammad. on friday, muslims began observing the three days of eid-al-adha or the festival of sacrifice. some sacrifice animals such as sheep or cows to recall abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to god. >>> in a major speech on poverty, vice-presidential candidate paul ryan this week praised religious charities, while blasting federal anti-poverty programs, he charged they create what he called a "debilitating culture of dependency." sister simone campbell, leader of
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am PDT
supervisor kim had spoken about the question ofso timing and i agree with her comments. i do think that a sheriff-elect is responsiblehy for his or her actions. i don't think that the charter meant to give an individual free pass forr they are sworn into office so that piece to me ish@1tí quite clear. there is a second question about whether or not it constitutes an-q-ma official misconduct situation and whether or not it impacts an individual's abilities toóba:÷ discharge their duties and in this case i really think that it does as a law enforcementñ7 jzejt)(rp&, but also as a leader of city and what it is that you represent being an official ofcg san francisco. and so because of that i will be voting to sustain the i do think to the family, i do> president chiu: supervisor kim. >> supervisor kim: thank you. i real
Oct 15, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. >> thank you, chair kim. i have events in my own district as well, but i felt it was important to co-sponsor this hearing so the city could do its due diligence around concerns around radiation exposure on the island. and i want to get more information myself as well. i was pretty alarmed in the sum in august when stories came out and i felt there needed to be a real response to this from our end at the board of supervisors to get information. so, i want to thank the sponsor of this hearing, supervisor kim, for her leadership and i'll be here till about 6:00, 6:05. >> thanks. supervisor campos. >> thank you very much, madam chair. and i want to thank all of the city officials who are here to talk about this matter. but more importantly, i want to thank all the residents of treasure island who are here. i think it was really important for us to hear directly from the residents. and at the end of the day, i don't know about anyone here questions the need to ensure to the maximum extent possible the safety of our residents, and that is the effect, that is the goal. so, i look forward to
Oct 18, 2012 9:00pm PDT
, october 18 [*-fplg/]. my name is jane kim and i'm joined by supervisor mark farrell and supervisor david campos and we're joined by our clerk, linda wong and we would like to acknowledge the staff at sfgovtv who record our meetings and make the transcript as valuable and makenize jesse larson and mike freeman. >> make sure to silence all cell phones and complete speaker cards and documented to be individualed as part of the file should submitted to the clerk. >> thank you, madame clerk. can you please call item no. 1. >> ordinance amending the health code by requiring 1, the department of public health to provide written information outlining the rights and riresponsibilities of tenants, property owners and pest control operators regarding the prevention and treatment of bedbug infestations. 2, dph to develop a training curriculum on bedbug abatement. 3, owners to respond to bedbug infestation complaints. 4, property owners to disclose bedbug infestation history for the previous two years. 5, the department of public health to collect and publish bedbug data on a quarterly basis. 6, e
Oct 29, 2012 7:00am PDT
for this limition. my name is kim meadows and i have spoken many times and i thought i would do something a little different. good night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite. whoever thought in our lifetime we would be afflicted by a childhood rhyme. you can clean and be, but you can't run and hide once these suckers get inside. don't stress too much or you will connect the dots. greedy slum lords don't care. it's not as if they live there. if [tkp*-r/] dph gave training in eradation, they would have shared the education. now is the time for some real legislation. thank you. >> i have one more speaker card, brenda washington and if you would like to speak, please line up behind miss washington. mr. james, i already called your name. >> hello rules committee. i just have something small to say. my name is walter jameses and i'm from the central city sro collaborative. to me it's important because i guess the disclosure and treatment reporting, i think the main thing, i guess, what this would do is push forward more the research effect. so for me to point out to the people that don't have bed
Oct 16, 2012 4:00pm PDT
just feel like the local -- i feel like the shelter monitoring committee is being ignored. jane kim you are doing some work with that and i would appreciate if would you sends one of your legislative aide. >> excuse me, circumstance sir, we have a rule in the board that permits speakers from targeting certain supervisors. >> maybe you should send your legislative aides. maybe jane kim shouldn't be the only one trying to make the shelter systems better. i feel like the sf hot team is really being ignored in this equation. they will put someone off the streets and put them in a house and put their lives together. they have already cut them once and i would like at least people to start bringing them into the equation. the other thing that i am having a problem with. it just seems that everybody is disconnected from each other. like the san francisco male health association, the sro task force, the local homeless coordinating board and the shelter monitors are not really coming together to deal with this problem. >> thank you very much. i'm sorry, i realized you still have 25 secon
Oct 6, 2012 11:00pm EDT
at george w. bush special envoy. and the projection of north korea ref refugee and joseph kim who is a remarkable individual who escaped from north korea at the age of 13. hudson institute was founded 51 years ago as a farred-looking international policy research organization designed to think creatively about how to achieve a better future in the face of unprecedented challenges of the early 1960s. the world has changed in significant ways since those days the fundamental day of looking at it has not. since the days of the founding hudson institute -- few determined individuals can make a significant difference in the fight for freedom and human rights. and the book that we will be discussing today escaped from north korea the untold story of the untold story of asia's under ground railroad em boys the concept. the senior fellow melanie kirkpatrick has been published by counter book and already received very favorable reviews on the wall street journal, the weekly standard, publishers weekly, the asia times and in the south korea press. the reason is very simple. melanie kirkpatr
Oct 24, 2012 1:00am PDT
be about to put a ring on it. are he and kim kardashian about to get engaged, really? which story will be number one? well, the big reveal is coming up. we'll begin with our first top story of the night. it is today's top three showbiz news breaker. kicking it off at number 3, i'd like to you take a look at this. the overweight college student who has become an overnight celebrity after posting this picture of herself on her tumbler page, as you see, wearing a bikini with the message, this is my body. if you don't like it, that's your problem, deal with it. her name is shelly boonshot, and on the "today" show, she explained why she did it. >> the way i saw it was that every single day, i'm bombarded, especially living in new york city, with images of naked women or half naked women and they all look the same. they all have had same kind of body type. somehow that's okay, but god forbid we put someone like me who is a size 12 on the billboard. >> right on. now stella is steering this, applau applause. a huge round of applause from coast to coast. as of late today, more than 80,000
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Oct 20, 2012 11:30am PDT
's correct. >> this was an attempt, kim, to try to create essentially a whole new industry, the electric car industry from scratch, whether or not there was a commercial market for it. is that -- i mean, is that basically the problem? it turns out there isn't a market for it. >> well, right. this, by the way, is not just picking one off loser which the obama administration has done plenty of. this was a grander plan to create, as mary said, an entire industry. they had detroit on one hand, you'll tell them to make electric cars, fund fiskar, battery-makers, the auto parts makers for these things, and all you're missing is anyone who wants to buy them, because they're practice, impractical, some of them spontaneously combust. there's nobody to buy them. >> this would be a problem. where's ralph nader? >> the famous phrase of something living in an trying to create an alternative economy. it's actually a beltway economy, which is to say a political insiders economy. all of these environmental around political insiders who are able to get the money out of the federal government to invest in it.
Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
anniversary of the founding of the ruling workers party. it's the first time the new leader, kim jong un, has overseen the celebrations. north koreans lined up on the hill in pyongyang to offer flowers in front of statues of the late heads of state kim il-song. kim visited the palace where his father and grandfather lie in state. an editorial called to unite under the new leader to show authority and power. it said the party is capable of accomplishing anything. experts believe north korea's new regime hopes to tighten its control of the country, while strengthening the role of the party. >>> european leaders have put their heads together over an over again to try to fix the problems they share. still economists at international monetary fund say they need to do more to ease concerns about their debt. the imf released its semiannual report on the stability of the global financial system. it said the risks to stability are on the rise. nhk world's ron madison is covering the imf world bank meetings here in tokyo. >> european leaders find themselves in a sense of debt deja vu. they've wrestled
Oct 31, 2012 4:00am PDT
, who decided not to evacuate. >> reporter: long-time new jersey shore residents kim duncan and shelly kirk were determined to stick this storm out together. >> to me it's more about my house. it's my home. this is my roof over my head. i don't want to leave it. >> reporter: hours before sandy made landfall, shelly, kim, and kim's husband john took a walk to the shoreline. >> i don't think i've ever seen it this bad. >> look at the size of the waves. >> reporter: 150 feet of beach was now underwater. >> if this is what this looks like now, this won't be here tomorrow. >> no. no. when we come back even at midnight tonight this will all be gone. >> no way. >> reporter: kim and shelly hunkered down, worried about what was going on outside and wondering if they had made a bad decision. >> you know what, i'm going to -- i swear to god, i'm going to cry in a second. you know what just hit me? this town is going to be destroyed. >> reporter: when dawn finally came, the extent of the disaster was shocking. up and down the coast dunes were toppled and seawalls breached. houses were submerged.
Oct 1, 2012 6:30am PDT
% of our business is done in the city. supervisor kim said that legislation like this passes and it helps the small business in the city. we used to employ 48 people, 49 people back in 2004. we're now 12 so whatever you people can do to try to boost our business it would be graciously appreciated. thank you very much for your support. >> good afternoon chairman mar, supervisors, and steven mc clory. i am here today to congratulate everyone on getting behind the new rules for the five to nine unit projects. i spoke with a few people today that work on our jobs and asked them when is the last time they were on one of those projects? and literally no one could remember being on a five to nine unit project and the numbers here today show that the reason is they just haven't been built. it's sad. it's a bit of a travesty that only 1bmr unit was produced and we missed out on that housing that would have been built and i worked in construction -- i have been around construction my whole life since i was listen year's old. basically the -- >> >> 11 year's old. basically this is a stepping
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